The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 696 589 612
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 236 389 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 211 323 323
Average salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,215 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £70,000 £71,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -89 227 £80,000 +5.96% 31
London -63 118 £88,750 +7.57% 9
South East +11 54 £75,000 +13.20% 7
Berkshire +27 28 £77,500 -4.61% 1
East of England +2 23 £57,500 -11.53% 4
Oxfordshire - 22 £72,500 - 3
City of London +47 19 £87,500 +20.19% 3
Hertfordshire +14 18 £57,500 -17.85% 1
Yorkshire +12 18 £120,000 +96.03% 5
Leeds +10 15 £120,000 +111.05% 2
West Yorkshire +9 15 £120,000 +96.03% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £57,500 -
Banbury - 9 £72,500 -
Maidenhead +1 7 £75,000 -14.28%
Oxford - 7 £85,000 - 1
West Midlands -29 5 £58,750 -28.78% 3
Reading +2 4 £85,000 +13.33%
Slough - 4 £70,000 -
Manchester +18 3 £80,000 +36.17%
North West +13 3 £80,000 +30.68% 1
South Yorkshire +11 3 - - 2
Sheffield +10 3 - - 2
East Midlands -1 3 £67,500 -25.00%
Watford - 3 £85,000 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £47,903 -
Essex - 3 £47,903 -
Hampshire +11 2 £90,000 +20.00% 1
Wales +8 2 £55,000 -18.51%
South Wales -1 2 £55,000 -18.51%
Cardiff -3 2 £55,000 -18.51%

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 148 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (23.77%) Finance
3 123 (22.49%) Java
4 122 (22.30%) TOGAF
5 108 (19.74%) Banking
6 85 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 82 (14.99%) SOA
8 75 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 75 (13.71%) TDD
9 68 (12.43%) Telecoms
10 67 (12.25%) Scrum
10 67 (12.25%) Oracle
10 67 (12.25%) Degree
11 64 (11.70%) HTML
11 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
12 55 (10.05%) Web Services
13 51 (9.32%) JavaScript
14 50 (9.14%) Data Centre
15 48 (8.78%) Analytics
15 48 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (8.04%) Marketing
17 43 (7.86%) SQL
17 43 (7.86%) CSS
17 43 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
18 42 (7.68%) Kanban
19 41 (7.50%) CITP
19 41 (7.50%) E-Commerce
20 40 (7.31%) Software Engineering
21 39 (7.13%) Mentoring
22 38 (6.95%) Cisco

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.66%) WebSphere
2 16 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.38%) Apache Solr
4 11 (2.01%) CMS
5 10 (1.83%) CICS
6 9 (1.65%) Apache
6 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.28%) Documentum
8 7 (1.28%) Node.js
8 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.10%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.10%) Confluence
9 6 (1.10%) IIS
9 6 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.91%) nginx
11 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.55%) Smallworld
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.46%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.91%) Fireworks
3 5 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.73%) Primavera
4 3 (0.55%) Magento
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.55%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.37%) RMDS
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.66%) SaaS
3 12 (2.19%) IaaS
3 12 (2.19%) PaaS
4 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.91%) Office 365
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) Force.com
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
7 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.12%) LAN
1 28 (5.12%) WAN
2 27 (4.94%) Internet
3 18 (3.29%) LDAP
4 17 (3.11%) iSCSI
5 16 (2.93%) Firewall
6 13 (2.38%) HTTP
6 13 (2.38%) Network Security
6 13 (2.38%) VPN
7 12 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (2.19%) DNS
7 12 (2.19%) VoIP
8 11 (2.01%) SAN
9 10 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (1.65%) BGP
10 9 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (1.65%) DHCP
10 9 (1.65%) NAS
11 8 (1.46%) EIGRP
11 8 (1.46%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.48%) Big Data
2 29 (5.30%) NoSQL
3 27 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 25 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.74%) DB2
6 15 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.38%) MySQL
8 12 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.46%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.10%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.91%) Datomic
13 5 (0.91%) HBase
13 5 (0.91%) Triplestore
14 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.19%) Subversion
3 9 (1.65%) Axure RP
4 8 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.10%) JIRA
6 4 (0.73%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.73%) Selenium
7 3 (0.55%) Ant
7 3 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (0.55%) Grunt
7 3 (0.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.55%) Maven
7 3 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.37%) git-flow
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Mockito
8 2 (0.37%) MSTest
8 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 130 (23.77%) Finance
2 108 (19.74%) Banking
3 68 (12.43%) Telecoms
4 44 (8.04%) Marketing
5 36 (6.58%) Retail
6 15 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.65%) Publishing
9 8 (1.46%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.28%) Advertising
10 7 (1.28%) Back Office
11 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.73%) Front Office
11 4 (0.73%) Law
12 3 (0.55%) Games
12 3 (0.55%) Legal
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.70%) HTML
2 55 (10.05%) Web Services
3 43 (7.86%) CSS
4 36 (6.58%) .NET
5 35 (6.40%) XML
6 31 (5.67%) Spring
7 28 (5.12%) HTML5
8 26 (4.75%) J2EE
8 26 (4.75%) SOAP
9 25 (4.57%) jQuery
9 25 (4.57%) JSON
10 24 (4.39%) Middleware
11 23 (4.20%) RESTful
12 22 (4.02%) Java EE
13 17 (3.11%) REST
14 14 (2.56%) AngularJS
14 14 (2.56%) XSLT
15 13 (2.38%) CSS3
16 12 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
17 11 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.12%) User Experience
4 25 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.66%) Mainframe
5 20 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.56%) PKI
8 11 (2.01%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 8 (1.46%) EMV
9 8 (1.46%) IPTV
9 8 (1.46%) Life Science
9 8 (1.46%) Over-the-Top Content
9 8 (1.46%) Video on Demand
10 7 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.10%) Bitcoin
11 6 (1.10%) Fintech
12 5 (0.91%) Cryptocurrency
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.58%) Windows
2 32 (5.85%) Linux
3 27 (4.94%) Unix
4 10 (1.83%) Solaris
4 10 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.10%) Android
6 6 (1.10%) SUSE
6 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.73%) AIX
8 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) HPUX
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (22.30%) TOGAF
3 85 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 82 (14.99%) SOA
5 75 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (13.71%) TDD
6 67 (12.25%) Scrum
7 48 (8.78%) Analytics
7 48 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (7.68%) Kanban
9 41 (7.50%) E-Commerce
10 40 (7.31%) Software Engineering
11 39 (7.13%) Mentoring
12 37 (6.76%) Migration
13 36 (6.58%) Open Source
14 33 (6.03%) Data Modelling
14 33 (6.03%) Presales
14 33 (6.03%) Zachman Framework
15 32 (5.85%) Data Analytics
15 32 (5.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (22.49%) Java
2 51 (9.32%) JavaScript
3 43 (7.86%) SQL
4 26 (4.75%) C#
5 11 (2.01%) PHP
6 10 (1.83%) COBOL
7 8 (1.46%) Python
7 8 (1.46%) Scala
8 7 (1.28%) C
9 6 (1.10%) Clojure
9 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.91%) C++
10 5 (0.91%) ECMAScript
10 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.73%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.55%) Ruby
13 2 (0.37%) ABAP
13 2 (0.37%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 67 (12.25%) Degree
2 41 (7.50%) CITP
3 22 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (3.84%) CCNP
5 9 (1.65%) CCIE
6 8 (1.46%) CISSP
7 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.28%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (0.91%) IISP
9 5 (0.91%) MBCS
10 4 (0.73%) CCA
10 4 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.37%) ISEB
11 2 (0.37%) MCSD
11 2 (0.37%) MCSE
11 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.37%) PMP
11 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.56%) QA
2 8 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.28%) COBIT
4 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) SEPA
5 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.93%) NFS
4 11 (2.01%) vCloud
5 8 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.91%) vSphere
6 5 (0.91%) Xen
7 4 (0.73%) Docker
7 4 (0.73%) KVM
7 4 (0.73%) SRDF
7 4 (0.73%) XenApp
7 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.73%) XenServer
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
2 8 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (1.28%) Puppet
4 5 (0.91%) SCOM
5 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.73%) SCCM
5 4 (0.73%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.37%) vRealize
7 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) Oozie
7 1 (0.18%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.18%) OPNET
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (12.25%) Oracle
2 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.95%) Cisco
4 28 (5.12%) VMware
5 26 (4.75%) IBM
6 25 (4.57%) SAP
7 23 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (3.47%) Pega
9 13 (2.38%) EMC
9 13 (2.38%) Sitecore
10 12 (2.19%) Citrix
11 10 (1.83%) F5
11 10 (1.83%) hybris
11 10 (1.83%) Intel
11 10 (1.83%) NetApp
12 9 (1.65%) HP
12 9 (1.65%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.65%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.46%) Tandberg
14 6 (1.10%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum c£60K - £70K + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Volaris Exec
Salary: £100000 per annum + Full comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
GL Global
Salary: stock
Posted: 4 days ago
London
GL Global
Salary: stock
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Inter-vention UK
Salary: £attractive salary + fantastic benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
The People Network
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Watford
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank International
Salary: £450 - £500 per annum
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